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Bound For Cape Byron: Walk and lighthouse tour

Cape Byron State Conservation Area


Put on your seafaring cap and walking boots, and join an NPWS guide on an informative 2-hour, 1km guided tour around stunning and iconic Cape Byron, Cape Byron State Conservation Area.


Daily, Monday to Friday, 8.30am–3.30pm

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over.

Adult/child $35 per person + GST. Minimum group fee $350 + GST (10 people), maximum group size 20 people.

Meeting point
Base of Cape Byron Lighthouse
Prior bookings required. Email or phone the NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours on (02) 6639 8300.
Available on request, 5 days per week

For over a century Cape Byron Lighthouse has graced Australia’s most easterly point. We'll start overlooking Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve and learn about shipwrecks, the jetty construction, meatworks and whaling of Byron’s past. Hear about the award-winning management of the area with Arakwal (Bundjalung) people. Climb the winding 72 steps to the top of Cape Byron Lighthouse to get an incredible bird’s eye view of Byron, the surrounding hinterland and Cape Byron Marine Park below. Discover the daily duties of the former lighthouse keepers and their families and see some of the equipment used that is still housed in the tower today. We'll then walk along Cape Byron walking track, learning about the local wildlife. We finish up at gorgeous Wategos Beach.

It's a good idea to bring hat, sunscreen, snacks and drinking water. You'll definitely want to bring your camera to capture some of the amazing views. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles at Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre carpark. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour in the lower lighthouse carparks and at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Waves rolling into Little Wategos beach. Photo: John Spencer